Athletic, feisty, distinctive. For four decades the Golf GTI has been an icon; the car that other cars have aspired to be. The beating heart of the Golf range is the Golf GTI, a car with little to prove, but much to offer.
When you take a corner in the Golf GTI, the Electronic Transverse Differential Lock (XDS) System anticipates inside wheel spin and actively directs power to the outside wheel. So instead of applying a braking force to a wheel that’s lost traction, it applies corrective braking force before slippage occurs.
Sports seats came as standard in the first Golf GTI back in 1976 and featured a red chequered pattern. Today, the fabric seat covers are called Clark covers, are also chequered and are embellished with red decorative stitching.
The front seats have evolved to become height-adjustable premium sports seats which are equipped with lumbar support and seat-back pockets. In keeping with the original, you can still be certain that you are sitting in a vehicle which is synonymous with quality, sportiness and suitability for everyday use.
When you’re behind the wheel of a Golf GTI, you’re letting the world know exactly where you stand. The GTI carries its classic badge on the front grille, back tailgate and front wheel arch. Signature touches are subtle and premium, inside and out. The brake calipers are one such attention to detail and the characteristic interior red stitching another.
The intelligent driver assistance systems in your Golf GTI ensure more driving comfort and can help you deal with critical situations very well or even avoid them*. Even if you only notice this technology on rare occasions, it feels good to know that it is there.
*Safety technologies are not a substitute for the driver’s responsibility of the vehicle.
The Volkswagen Vehicle Care Programme is designed to reduce the worry of owning a new vehicle, which is why Volkswagen stands by its products with the following warranties; 3 year unlimited kilometre warranty, 3 year Volkswagen Roadside Assistance, 12 year Anti-corrosion warranty. These are all included in the purchase of your new Volkswagen.
Regular servicing of your Volkswagen will extend the vehicle’s life, maximise performance and safety, and increase re-sale value. A Volkswagen Scheduled Service Plan allows you to purchase your service in advance, locking in your costs and protecting you from rising future costs. It also means your vehicle is serviced by certified and trained Volkswagen technicians using genuine parts and materials which come with a 2 year factory backed warranty.
At Volkswagen, our genuine parts are created during the vehicle development and are therefore matched optimally to each and every model. Their quality and functionality reaches the highest of standards across the whole range through hours of testing and endless research and development to ensure quality is continually improved.